2001

Delivering New Value to Plastics
June 25-27, 2001
Chicago, Illinois

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Business and Market Review: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Phillip Wilson, Inspired Innovations

Session 2: State of the Art Overview
Moderator: Emmanuel Giannelis, Cornell University

Session 3: New Developments in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron

Session 4: Novel Preparation and Characterization Techniques
Moderator: Shawn Phillips, Edwards AFB

Session 5: Advanced Processing Techniques and Unique Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron

Session 6: Nanocomposites in Medical and Biomaterials Applications
Moderator: Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan

Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Business and Market Review: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Phillip Wilson, Inspired Innovations
"Nanocomposite Market Opportunities" Dr. Phillip S. Wilson, President, Inspired Innovations
"The Market Potential for Nanocomposites: Quantifying the Opportunities" Ken Sinclair, Principal, STA*Research
"Polyamide Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges" Ingolf Buethe, Senior Vice President, Polymer R&D, BASF AG
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Session 2: State of the Art Overview
Moderator: Emmanuel Giannelis, Cornell University
"A Current Overview of Clay-Polymer Nanocomposites" Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
"Nanocomposites of Polymers, Ceramics, and Nanotubes" Richard W. Siegel, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Molecularly Reinforced Polymers" Shawn H. Phillips*(speaker), Timothy S. Haddad^, Rusty L. Blanski*, Andre Y. Lee‡, Richard A Vaia†
*AFRL Edwards AFB, ^Raytheon STX, ‡Michigan State University, †AFRL Wright-Patterson AFB
"The Origins of Materials Properties Enhancements in Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites" Prof. Evangelos Manias, Materials Science and Engineering Dept., Pennsylvania State University
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Session 3: New Developments in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, and Nano-Wires
Moderator: Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron
"Selected Topics from the Nanotechnology Center at Eastman Kodak: Preparation and Applications of Nanoparticles" John R. Mendel, Eastman Kodak
"Particle Engineering for Toughened Nanocomposites" J. Lannutti* (speaker), S. Ruan*, C. Zhang^, L-J. Lee^
*Department of Materials Science and Engineering, ^Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University
"Nano Ceramic Fiber for Reinforcement of Plastic Composites" Fred Tepper (speaker), Argonide Corporation, and Marat I. Lerner, Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia, and D. S. Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
"The Use of Graphite Nanotubes to Impart Electrical Conductivity in Polymer Applications" John R. Hagerstrom, Hyperion Catalysis International
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Session 4: Novel Preparation and Characterization Techniques
Moderator: Shawn Phillips, Edwards AFB
"Fluoropolymer Nanocomposites and Related Materials" Kenneth G. Sharp (speaker), and Mark A. Harmer, Central Research, DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE
"Self Assembly of Mesoscopically Ordered Chromatic Polydiacetylene/Silica Nanocomposites Using Polymerizable Surfactants as Structure Directing Monomers" Yi Yang*, Yunfeng Lu^, Darryl Y. Sasaki‡, Alan Burns‡, and C. Jeffrey Brinker*‡ (speaker)
*The University of New Mexico, ^Tulane University, ‡Sandia National Laboratories
"Synthesis and Characteristics of Nanocomposites Composed of Organic Polymers and Silica" Kazutoshi Haraguchi, Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals
"Functional Nanofillers and Rubber Nanocomposites Based Upon Organophilic Layered Silicates" Wolfram Gronski, Markus Ganter, Hinnerk Semke, Dirk Kampfer, Thomas Engelhardt*, Rolf Mülhaupt (speaker)
Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum and Institut fur Makromolekulare Chemie, *Süd-Chemie AG
"A Novel Approach to Produce Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites - Solid Intercalation" Fengge Gao (speaker), Shuaijin Chen, and J Barry Hull, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Nottingham Trent University
"Preperation of Clay Dispersed Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) Nanocomposites Using Poly(epsilon caprolactone) as a Compatibilizer" Prof. Won Ho Jo, Seoul National University
"The Preparation and Properties of Polymer/Nanoparticle Blends Using POSSTM" Rusty Blanski (speaker), Shawn Phillips, AFRL, Edwards AFB
"Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and Inorganic NA± Montmorillonite (MMT) Clay" J. Joo* (speaker), B. H. Kim*, J. H. Jung* , S. H. Hong*, J. W. Kim^, and H. J. Choi^
*Korea University, ^Inha University
"The Microextruder - A Screening Tool for Nanocomposite Compositions" W. R. Rodgers (speaker), P. D. Fasulo, and R. A. Ottaviani, Materials and Processes Laboratory, GM R&D Center
"Application of Microthermal Analysis to Characterise Molecularly Designed Nanocomposites" Y. Gao, S. Thompson, N. Roy Choudhury (speaker), N. K. Dutta, J Matisons, M. Reading, University of South Australia
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Session 5: Advanced Processing Techniques and Unique Properties of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Lloyd Goettler, University of Akron
"High-Speed Melt Spinning of Polymide 6/Clay Nanocomposite" Emil Giza, Bridgestone Corporation, Takeshi Kikutani, Hiroshi Ito, Norimasa Okui, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Elongational Flow-Induce House of Cards Structure of Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites" Masami Okamoto (speaker), Pham Hoai Nam, Tadao Kotaka, Naoki Hasegawa* and Arimutsu Usuki*,
Toyota Technological Institute, *Toyota Central R&D Labs
"Foam Processing and Cellular Structure of PP/Clay Nanocomposites" Pham Hoai Nam (speaker), Masami Okamoto, Tadao Kotaka, Mitsuko Takada* and Masahiro Ohshima*
Toyota Technological Institute, *Kyoto University
"Rheological Properties of Polystyrene Thin Films with Nano Scale Fillers" Sarika Sharma, Jean H. Xavier, Henry White, Miriam Rafailovich (speaker) and Jonathan Sokolov, Department of Materials Science, SUNY Stony Brook, Abraham Ulman, Poytechnic University, and Reshef Tenne, The Weizamnn Institute, Israel
"Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene/Organclay Nanocomposites" Petr Svoboda, Hua Wang and L. James Lee (speaker), Ohio State University
"Optical Properties of TiO2-Polymer Nanocomposites" René Nussbaumer (speaker), Prof. Walter Caseri, and Paul Smith, ETH Zentrum, Institut für Polymere
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Session 6: Nanocomposites in Medical and Biomaterials Applications
Moderator: Lajos Balogh, University of Michigan
"Imaging and Drug Delivery with Dendrimer Nanocomposites" Lajos Balogh, Ph.D. (speaker), James R. Baker, Jr., M.D., Center for Biologic Nanotechnology, Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. and Mohamed K. Khan, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, Dorothy R. Sorenson and Chris A. Edwards, Department of Cell & Development Biology, University of Michigan
"Magnetodendrimers: A New Class of Soluble Nanocomposites with Unusual Magnetic Properties" Prof. Trevor Douglas (speaker), E. Strable, B. Moskowitz, J.A. Frank, J.W.M. Bulte, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
"Characterization of Noble Metal-Dendrimer Nanocomposites" Prof. Kunio Esumi, Department of Applied Chemistry and Institute of Colloid and Interface Science, Science University of Tokyo
"New Directions in Magnetism: Magnetic Nanocomposites" Dr. Robert D. Shull, Magnetic Materials Group, NIST
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Session 7: Emerging Commercial Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company
"TPO-Nanocomposites for Automotive Exterior Bodypanels: Potential and Experiences from Evaluations of Commercial Materials" Magnus Oldenbo, Volvo car Company, and Xavier Kornmann, Luleå University of Technology
"High-Performance Polypropylene Nanocomposites by In-Situ Polymerization Synthesis" Tao Sun and Juan M.Garcés (speaker), The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
"Applications of Nanomer® in Nanocomposites: From Concept to Reality" Tie Lan (speaker), Jaewhan Cho, Ying Liang, Jerry Qian, and Peter Maul, Nanocor, Inc
"Nanocomposite Materials: From Laboratory to Commercial Prototypes" H. Fischer*^(speaker), A. Dortmans*, T. P. M. Koster*, R.G. Nelissen‡
*TNO-TPD, Innovative Materials, Institute of Applied Physics, ^Dutch Polymer Institute, ‡N.V. Koninklijke Sphinx, The Netherlands
"Nanocomposites of Layered Silicate and EVA Copolymers: A General New Synthesis Route, Flame Retardancy and Potential Electrical Applications" Dr. Gunter Beyer (speaker), Kabelwerk EUPEN AG, and Michael Alexandre and Philippe Dubois, University of Mons-Hainaut
"Nylon Clay Hybrid: Application Developments" Noriyuki Shiraishi, UBE Industries
"Clay-Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings for Imaging Application" Debasis Majumdar (speaker), Thomas N. Blanton and Dwight W. Schwark, Eastman Kodak Company
"Melt Compounded Polymer-Silicate Nanocomposites:Properties and Market Opportunities" Sam J. Dahman, RTP Company
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